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XP SP3 and graphics performance!

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November 29, 2007 10:30:28 PM

Q6600 @ 3.2
2gigs OCZ SLi edition ram @ 1:1 4-4-4-12
eVGA 8800GTS 320 @ 640-1700-1100
gigabyte p35-ds3r

Under windows SP2, my 3dmark06 score was 13509.

After picking up the XP SP3 RC from the windows update registry hack I ran the same benchmark and got....


13496.


So at least it isn't a performance hit, eh?
November 30, 2007 12:47:45 AM

it's like 350 mb.

I heard one rumor that it was supposed to run 10% faster than SP2, but apparently that is only for MS Office.

Some people claim it runs more "smoothly" than SP2, but honestly I can't see any differences at all.
December 3, 2007 7:20:43 AM

reinstall the drivers thats what i did and it bumped up 250 points
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December 3, 2007 2:48:11 PM


From what i have heard and read SP3 for XP will be little more than an accumilation of hot fixes security updates and out of band releases together with a few new updates.
What i would like to know is when the new "Drop dead" date for XP to be installed on new PC's is they originally set it for 30 Jan 2008 but you can still order a systenm with XP OS but it must be getting close.
Mactronix
December 3, 2007 3:16:38 PM

mactronix said:
From what i have heard and read SP3 for XP will be little more than an accumilation of hot fixes security updates and out of band releases together with a few new updates.
What i would like to know is when the new "Drop dead" date for XP to be installed on new PC's is they originally set it for 30 Jan 2008 but you can still order a systenm with XP OS but it must be getting close.
Mactronix


That'll be the only time I'm interested in Vista.
I just hate the fact that it's so resource hungry, I'd probably be there now otherwise...
December 3, 2007 4:03:00 PM

I *think* I heard MS extended OEM products until around may or june 08. wish I could remember where I read it, I would post a link
a c 130 U Graphics card
December 3, 2007 5:57:31 PM


LukeBird
Well yes it does want more in the way of resources than XP but no more so than when XP came out every body was singing the same song back then also.
Take Graphics cards 32/64/128/256/512MB Ram It seems that as the tec gets better it just needs more to perform.
I do think that we are nearly over the hill with this Bigger /more = Better though, Every thing is getting die shrunk meaning cheaper to make/Buy/Run. They(AMD/INTEL) recon to be starting on combined CPU/GPU packages by 2009 like Fusion and Harlem. So assumably once they can make them small enough every thing will be done on the CPU.
Mactronix
December 3, 2007 11:15:28 PM

yeah, but I want an OS to OPERATE my SYSTEM. If I wanted something pretty, I would play a game or something. Spiderman 3 looks amazing, but I would hardly expect it to keep all my files and programs interfacing well.

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